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William Black, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 678-717-3680

Office: Nesbitt Academic Building, 5126, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, Business Ethics


Dr. William (Bill) Black brings more than 20 years of financial and business valuation experience to students at the University of North Georgia. Prior to joining the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business, Dr. Black has taught courses at Emory University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Case Western Reserve University. Prior to becoming an educator, Dr. Black has worked for a variety of accounting firms specializing in litigation consulting, serving as manager of financial planning and special projects for Penn Central, manager of management consulting services for Deloitte Haskins & Sells, senior manager of litigation consulting for Price Waterhouse and director of litigation consulting for Deloitte & Touche. He is the owner of two companies, Analytical Value LLC, which focuses on business valuation and litigation consulting services, intellectual property valuation as well as other services, and WIlliam H Black PC, which provides financial analysis and strategy consulting for complex financial problems.

He holds the following financial certifications: Accredited in Business Appraisal Review, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE).

Courses Taught

ACCT 2101: Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 2102: Principles of Accounting II, ACCT 3380: Fraud Examination, ACCT 4320: Advanced Financial Accounting, ACCT 4330: Accounting Information Systems


  • Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Mississippi, 2012
  • M.S., Accounting, Penn State University, 1979
  • B.S.B.A., Accounting, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1976

Research/Special Interests

Ethics and management behavior, intellectual property identification, measurement and valuation, business valuation theory and application, forensic accounting, fraud assessment


Fogarty, T. J., Black, W. H. (2015). The Reduced Opportunity Structure: Senior Faculty Movement in Accounting 1980-2012. Issues in Accounting Education / American Accounting Association, 30(3), 207-232.

Black, W. H., Fogarty, T. J. (2014). Further tales of the schism: the practice credentials of US accounting faculty. Journal of Accounting Education / Elsevier, 32(3), 223-237.

Black, W. H. (2012). The Activities of the Pathways Commission and the Historical Context for Changes in Accounting Education. Issues in Accounting Education / American Accounting Association, 27(3), 601-625.

Book Chapters

Black, W. H., White, B. S. (2012). In Cynthia Jeffrey (Ed.), Ethical Prompts and Their Effects on the Individual’s Evaluation of Acceptable Business Practices: Considerations for Accountants (vol. 12, pp. 129-166). Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting / Emerald Publishing.


Black, W. H. (2016). History of Management Accounting in Japan: Institutional & Cultural Significance of Accounting, Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought, Volume 18. Hiroshi Okano. (2nd ed., vol. 28, pp. 132-133). Research in Accounting Regulation / Elsevier.

Black, W. (2012). A Longitudinal Analysis of Changes in Accounting Curriculum Requirements since the Perry Commission Report (pp. 224). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Accounting Practice
Emory University, Guizueta School of Business
August 2013 - August 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
University of Illinois
August 2012 - May 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
July 2011 - June 2012

Visiting Adjunct Professor of Accounting
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
August 2010 - May 2011

Graduate Assistant
University of Mississippi
August 2007 - May 2010

Managing Director
William H. Black, PC
1991 - Present

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